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Blogs & Bulletins
EVWorld Logo
“World Of Electric Vehicles”
inFOCUS article:
How Much Copper’s In That Electric Vehicle?
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2GreenEnergy
2GreenEnergy.com
Clean-Energy Investment Opportunities
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“Cleaner Greener Driving”
Green Car Reports
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Electric Cars UK
Electric Cars UK
“… the definitive electric car website.”
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Electric Cars Report
“Charge the Future”
Electric Cars Report
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Transport Evolved
Informational website from the UK
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Hybrid Cars
HybridCars
Buying guide for Hybrid & Electric Cars
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Important Media
“You, your health, and the health of our world”
Important Media
EV Obsession
EVObsession
“… a future that’s combustion‑free.”
“Bridging the gap between gear heads and green heads.”
Gas2 Blog
Cleantech News
Cleantech News
Solar – Wind – EV
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“…a celebration of human endeavor…”
GizMag
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GreenLivingGuy
Green living expert, living green magazine, tips
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PartsGeek
Writings of Edson Farnell

Everything Drivers Need to Know About Hybrid Vehicles

Documents
Josh Levin’s Blogs on EV World: EVWorld Logo

MagLev Vs Hyperloop

MagLev vs. Hyperloop — Technical Discussion

hexOgrid Transportation Network

How the Tragedy in the Bronx Would Not Have Happened with MagLev

Photo-Blog: New York Auto Show 2014

List of all Dr. Levin’s EVWorld blogs.

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Explanation of LeviCar’s Hexagrammoid Grid
Sample hexOgrid map of NJ
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Sci-Am 20 World-Changing Ideas
LeviCar’s entry into Scientific American’s World-Changing Ideas (WCI) contest (Video 4:59)

Original Scientific American article that inspired LeviCar (pdf 10pp)
Related article by one of the Sci-Am authors
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LeviCar’s Poster Presentation at WEEC, the World Energy Engineering Congress, 2009 Nov. 5
WEEC Logo
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EVWorld Logo The first published article about LeviCar:  “The Perfect Synthesis”  EV World, 2004 September 13.
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The MagLev Vacation — Read the engaging story of one of the first families to use LeviCar to go on a Florida vacation in the year 2017.
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Four Planets
“Press Releases” based on the “Four Planets”

Antecedents & Allies
MagLev2000 (Danby-Powell)
Gordon T. Danby, Ph.D.
James R. Powell, Ph.D.
Books:
Fight for Maglev (book)  
Fight for Maglev (2012)
Maglev America (book)  
Maglev America (2013)
Silent Earth (book)  
Silent Earth (2016)
Conference Paper:  Energy Efficiency and Economics of Maglev Transport (pdf 18pp)
Stony Brook, NY  2008
Logo of the Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center
In the news…
  Danby and Powell on Flickr
Danby and Powell display reports and awards
Jim Powell on FoxNews  
FoxNews: Jim Powell talks MagLev (4:24)
  Diagram from the Talk
Jesse Powell talks history of MagLev, 2016 March 16 (49:21)
  168.08
DoE document: How Maglev Works, 2016 June 14
(Based on a version of Danby & Powell First‑Generation MagLev)
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MagneticGlide – Interstate MagLev Project
MagneticGlide – Interstate MagLev Project

Welcome Page

Newer, more Complete Video (7:51)

Older Video (1:54)
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Readiness Resource Group
Readiness Resource Group
Energy and Transport Solutions
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SUMMIT
Superconducting Maglev Multi Integrated Testing Facility
(proposed for construction in Nevada)
for building and testing MagLev systems for passenger and freight transportation, energy storage, and water transport.
Proposed Nevada Test Facility
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Maglev Strategies
Maglev Strategies
“…premium maglev consulting…”
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Jim Powell’s Space-MagLev Launcher

StarTram illustration
Wikipedia Article
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THE Revolutionary Dualmode Transportation System by Francis D. Reynolds, PE
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Magic Highway (partial)
Magic Highway USA, Disney, 1958  (Animated, with intro. by Walt Disney himself  9:03)
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First-ever Modular Electric Car
by Ferdinand Porsche (1898)
Porsche-P1

Associations
A More Complete List is available at

Associations   PROACCTIVE
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Plug In America
“Battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for the public to drive today.”
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Go Electric Drive
Electric Drive’s Consumer Website
Electric Drive’s Consumer Website
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Electric Auto Association
Electric Auto Association
“Promoting Electric Vehicles Since 1967”
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International Energy Agency
Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration Programme
Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration Programme
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Electric Mobility Canada
Electric Mobility Canada
Accelerating Electric Transportation

Events
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International Maglev Board

Conferences
International Maglev Board

Energy and Environment
Rocky Mountain Institute
Reinventing Fire
“… to create a clean, prosperous, and secure … future.”
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Center for Sustainable Energy
“Accelerting the Transition to a Sustainable World Powered by Clean Energy”
Center for Sustainable Energy
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Blue-Green alliance
“Good Jobs, Clean Environment, Green Economy”

PRT / Pods Associations
Advance Transit Association

“Leveraging advanced transit to improve mobility”
Advance Transit Association
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PodCar.org / Harris Blvd.
PodCar.org

“New frontiers of mobility in the digital age.”
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PodCarCity.org
“Innovative Mobility in the Era of Automation.”

Conventional High-Speed Rail
BiModal Glideway (detail)
US High-Speed-Rail Association
“21st Century Transportation for America”

“Academics”
List of Educational and Research Institutions is at

Educational & Research Institutions   PROACCTIVE

Competition & Critiques
LeviCar’s Critique of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop
Transparent view of Hyperloop – Thanks to NBC News
Open Letter to Elon Musk — 2013 Sept. 30
Original Concept — Hyperloop Alpha (pdf 58pp)
Current Hyperloop Pod-Contest Page
DoT News Report: Exploring the Landscape for Hyperloop Travel
Full Report: Hyperloop Commercial Feasibility Analysis
High Level Overview
Prepared by NASA for Volpe Center (DoT)    (pdf 47pp)
Recent Report: "Is Hyperloop more than just loopy hype?"
Recent Report: "Hyperloop, or Hyper Hype?"
Discussion Board
Dobson Air-Dart
The grandaddy of the Hyperloop Vehicle, from 1964
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ET3Evacuated Tube Transportation Technologies
“Space Travel on Earth”
ET3
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ET3 vs. Hyperloop
➀ Who Needs Hyperloop?
This Guy Is Building Something Bigger
➁ Vacuum trains: a high-speed pipe dream?
➂ Vactrain (Wikipedia Article)

PRT (Personal Rapid Transit)
aka ATN (Automatic Transportation Networks)
skyTran
High-Speed, Low-Cost, Green, Elevated, Personal Rapid Transit

News from Israel
News from Arabia
Additional videos
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Urban Maglev by General Atomics
… faster, cleaner means of passenger transport in local communities and urban areas.
GA Urban MagLev
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Mass Tram illustration
MonoCab VRT Rapid Transit System (Australia)
“The FUTURE of Public Transport”
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JPods
“Sustainable Infrastructure”
JPods
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2GetThere
“Realizing Sustainable Mobility”
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LevPods Individual Transit System (LITS)
LevPods
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Magnovate
Magnovate
…helping lead the next generation of changes in transportation.

Tracked Personal Vehicles
TEV project logo
The transportation model for the 21st century
TEV project
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BiModal Glideway (detail)
BiModal Glideway
Solves Traffic Jams, Pollution, and Minimizes Oil Dependency.

… other Long-Distance Systems
Mass Tram America
(Inhabitat Magazine article)
Mass Tram illustration
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Interstate Traveler
Interstate Traveler
Building the World Wide Hydrogen Super Highway…

Government Projects
Federal High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program
HSIPR Map
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California High-Speed Rail Authority

Established Foreign Systems
JR-Central Logo
Central Japan Railway Company
Bullet Trains and Magnetic Levitation
The NorthEast Maglev (TNEM)
Advocates for Japanese System in the North-East Corridor
The NorthEast Maglev (TNEM)
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Transrapid Logo
Transrapid
Fixed-Magnet Magnetic Levitation

Oliver Cromwell What others are saying about LeviCar
Warts and all
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Comments on the LeviCar Proposal and Related Issues by Francis D. Reynolds, PE
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The International Maglevboard e.V.
(This webpage also has discussions on Hyperloop, Danby-Powell MagLev, and other advanced transportation proposals)

Other Lists of Advanced-Transportation Systems
Other Cool Ideas (by the TEV Project)
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Wikigrain — Bouchard Transportation

Extras
Motivational-Quotes Page
Photo Montage of Some People who are Quoted

Today's Quote: “For the majority of us, the past is a regret, the future an experiment.”
    — Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)  (1835–1910)
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Old Car
“Original” LeviCar Web Page
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Contact Us

Older DoT reports on the Future of Transportation
Obama-era reports that had been subject to public comment
Beyond Traffic 2045
Beyond Traffic 2045
Five-year Transit Research Plan

Events & Expositions  (North America only)
A More Complete List is available at

PROACCTIVE   Upcoming Events
Click here for fuller descriptions in EV World
Volpe Speaker Series (webinars)
The Ongoing Transformation of the Global Transportation System
<i>Putting Safety in the Driver’s Seat: Progress Report on General Motor’s Development of Driver  Assist and Self-Driving Technologies</i><br/>Harry M. Lightsey III</b> of <b>General Motors
Upcoming Volpe Webinars
Mandatory Free Registration
Registration Information
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Alternate link
24<sup>th</sup> ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) World Congress
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Podcar City & Advanced Transit
Urban International Design Contest (UIDC) – Student Design Contest
Presentation must be ready by Oct. 16
Final judging in Las Vegas, NV on Nov. 10
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Volpe Speaker Series (webinars)
The Ongoing Transformation of the Global Transportation System
<i>Aligning Innovation and Disruption in the Transportation Enterprise</i><br/>Carl Dietrich<font size=2>, Ph.D.</font></b> of <b>Terrafugia
Upcoming Volpe Webinars
Mandatory Free Registration
Registration Information
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Volpe Speaker Series (webinars)
The Ongoing Transformation of the Global Transportation System
<i>Transportation Economics</i><br/>Don Pickrell<font size=2>, Ph.D.</font></b> of the <b>Volpe Center
Upcoming Volpe Webinars
Mandatory Free Registration
Registration Information
Volpe Speaker Series (webinars)
The Ongoing Transformation of the Global Transportation System
<i>Transportation in a World that is Gray, Delayed, Small, and Female</i><br/>Joseph Coughlin<font size=2>, Ph.D.</font></b> of <b>MIT
Upcoming Volpe Webinars
Mandatory Free Registration
Registration Information
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2018 SAE Connect2Car
Event Page
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Alt. page
SAE 2018 World Congress Experience
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Montreal Electric Vehicle Show
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EV VÉ 2018 Conference and Trade Show
EV VÉ 2018 Conference and Trade Show
Ride & Drive
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Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo
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ITEC 2018 (International Transportation Electrification Conference)
ITEC 2018  (International Transportation Electrification Conference)

Paean to Nikola Tesla
Young Tesla in Wikipedia
Nikola Tesla (1856–1943)
The Movie
(Trailer; Vimeo 4:35)
Tesla’s Tower
Oatmeal Portrait of Tesla
The Man
The Motorcar
Oatmeal picture of Tesla Sedan
The Manifesto
The Wonder World to be Created by Electricity (1915)
 . . . and Musk
Musk Cartoon
Wardenclyffe-Tower Logo
The Museum
(Newsletter)
(Photos and Videos)
plus Mark Twain
Twain at Tesla's Lab
Oatmeal Logo for Tesla Museum Many thanks to Matthew Inman and The Oatmeal, for publicizing Nikola Tesla, initiating the effort to save his laboratory as a museum, and for getting Elon Musk to donate One Million Dollars.  (You can give, too!)

15-Second Micro Book Review
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
I read it cover-to-cover, over a thousand pages, and found it hopelessly out-of-date, elitist, and immoral, and some of the dialogue was hard to understand. To me, it shows the dangers of Libertarianism.  Some of Ms. Rand’s basic tenets have since been contradicted by scientific research.  —  Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D.
Atlas Shrugged

Fun Stuff
Alate MagLev Train
Amazing Soviet Visions for the Future of Transportation
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A ducted-fan airship with a guide rail.  Too slow, too cumbersome, and too wasteful of energy.
(Youtube video 1:57)
Strange Air Ferry
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Howdy Doody's Air-O-Doodle
Multi-Mode Vehicle from the ’50s
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Exploded view of ICE
Test drive of a petrol car
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LeviCar Song
(Lyrics only)  
A Whole New Ride
There’s a new kind of car,
Green and clean and efficient.
When’s the last time that you went
Door-to-door, so speedily?



LeviCar is … A system for personal transportation, using modular automobiles that are driven locally on regular roads, and …
that also can travel at 300 m.p.h. on a Magnetic-Levitation (MagLev) rail system for longer distances.
RoboTrail is … A similar system for freight transportation, using tractor-trailer rigs to transport cargo containers locally, and …
using that same MagLev network to transport those same containers for long distances.
Magnetic Levitation Rail is …
(MagLev Rail for short)      
A technology for using magnetism to raise (levitate) a vehicle above a rail to that there is no
mechanical friction (only air drag), and using electrical forces from the rail to propel the vehicle forward.
Superconducting MagLev is … A form of MagLev Rail, first developed in the 1960s by Drs. Gordon T. Danby and James R. Powell, using
superconducting magnets, and usually on elevated rails (300 m.p.h.), or over existing rail (150 m.p.h.).
LeviCar and RoboTrail can: make long-distance transport vastly more energy-efficient and safer;
and, unlike conventional railroads, travel non-stop, and also climb steep hills and mountains easily.
LeviCar can: make medium- and long- distance travel much easier;  increase the reliability of cars,
simplify their maintenence; and assist in the use of automated-highway systems.
LeviCar and RoboTrail cannot: generate clean energy by themselves (except for putting solar cells on the rails);  nor
can they easily cross oceans, except at certain "choke points", like the Bering Straits and at Gibraltar.
RoboTrail can: provide air-freight speed at lower cost than highway shipping.
LeviCar can: provide ordinary people with “private rail cars” that go at airplane speeds.
LeviCar and RoboTrail constitute:On-Demand High-Speed Rail (OD-HSR), with no schedules, minimal waiting, and no in-between stopping*
that can slow down conventional HSR.  (*except for rest stops)
LeviCar and RoboTrail …bring the Third Industrial Revolution to the Transportation Sector.


Text last updated:  2017 October 14
Links last updated:  2017 October 5
Code last updated:  2017 October 13

Partial Update History
2017/10/11 — Fully integrated "TARDDIS"
2017/04/14 — "LinkMagic" changed for "internal" hyperlinks
2017/02/14 — Rearranged "Associations"
2016/10/29 — Reformatted Upcoming Events
2016/10/20 — Removed fraudulent events from WASET
2016/10/05 — Dates in Bold when event is Current
2016/07/15 — Added Silent Earth
2016/06/10 — Added “Green Living Guy”
2015/11/24 — Added link to “Educational … Institutions”
2015/08/23 — Added Fragment Tags (#hashtag) & Mouseovers
2015/07/29 — Added labels for Newly added Events
2015/02/17 — Links to PROACCTIVE
2014/12/16 — Added TradeMark ()
2014/10/02 — New Wardenclyffe newsletter
2014/07/28 — Added Song
2014/05/26 — Added SAE
2014/05/26 — Added Illustration for hexOgrid
2014/05/20 — Link to Original Sci-Am article
2014/05/19 — Added D&P Paper, and section on Conferences
2014/05/18 — Added JPods, Tesla, & Atlas Shrugged
2014/05/16 — Added Links to Conferences
2014/05/12 — Finished Interim Version
2014/05/12 — CSS for links
2014/03/05 — Auto-detect of Phone/Tablet/Desktop
2013/12/29 — First release version of new format
2013/12/09 — Started modularizing for new format
2013/09/29 — Added Hyperloop and hexOgrid
2013/01/27 —
Added book
2012/02/24 — New Version
2006/08/13 — Old Version
2006/04/01 — First web version
2003/08/13 — First write-ups
© 2003-2017 Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D.,
including LeviCar logos,
“Four Planets” logos, and diagrams,
but excluding other graphics and
pictures derived from other sources.
Disclaimers:              External Links are for information only,
and LeviCar is not responsible for these links or their content.
The original copyright owners retain all rights to their content.
Unless specifically noted, no advertising fees have been paid,
nor considerations made, other than mutual links.

Click here for disclaimer for Motivational Quotes.
Important links: (See Disclaimers to the left)
http://www.Hyperloop.com/
http://www.Maglev2000.com
http://Hyperloop.LeviCar.com/
http://www.hexOgrid.com/
Contact: Josh-Levin@LeviCar.com     Phone: 866-LeviCar (866-538-4227)
Feel free to contact me with any comments or suggestions.